I was a little hesitant about reading this. I absolutely loved VA but Sydney wasn't one of my favorite characters then. Bloodlines warmed me up to her, plus I have a soft spot for tortured souls like Adrian. Dmitri will always be #1 though. Still, wasn't sure if there was enough to keep my attention. I'm glad I read this. It was better than book 1 and it definitely has its own voice that doesn't seem like a VA extension anymore. This was better than Bloodlines and I like where it's heading. Just tired of love triangles. They're so cliche. Want a story where the couple is actually working on their relationship.